Blake Griffin did a remarkable dunk last night. Winning the 2011 Slam Dunk Contest by jumping over a 2011 Kia Optima to win the NBA All Star Week Slam Dunk contest. This was by far the most competitive and imaginative Slam Dunk contest ever. It you like theatrics, and I’m sure you do, you might want to see replays of this one.
The trouble is Blake Griffin’s dunk may not be truly the winning one. JaVale McGee of the Washington Wizard, brought an interesting game and an equally interesting pedigree to this year’s Slam Dunk Contest. His mom is none other than Pam Magee, former basketball star who played at the University of Southern California. She played in Europe and in the WNBA retiring from the WNBA in 1999.
Her son JaVale McGee has the basketball pedigree, and it showed last night. He did three outstanding dunks.
1.) Dunking two basketballs into two side by side rims.
2.) Dunking three basketballs into two side by side rims.
3.)Going behind the backboard and dunking a basketball after taping his head on the bottom of the rim, then reaching around and dunking the ball from the left side.
This along was just simply outstanding.
Serge Ibaka– Oklahoma City Thunder, did two outstanding dunks. One by jumping after running from three-fourths the length of the floor, and stopping behind the free throw line and dunking the ball, ala Doctor J. Except in Dr. J’s last NBA Slam dunk leap, he took off slightly after passing the free throw line. Just a technicality here.
There will be a lot to live up to in next year’s contest. This year there were props; a car, a choir, Master of Ceremonies, stuffed animals, players changing shoes, players wearing mismatched shoes, players wearing loud shoes. A lot to consider for anyone thinking about winning next year’s contest.
How about a jumping over a yacht , a tank, or an airplane? How about a house? You get the picture, you will simply have to bring it next year or stay home!